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COLLEGE CONFERENCE ADOPTS
PRINCIPLES FOR ACCREDITING COLLEGES
DR. RONDTHALER SUCCEEDS I)R. BINFORD
The College Conference held in
Greensboro March 10, and 11, adopted
principles for accrediting colleges.
All colleges which come up to the
principles thus adopted will be classed
as "A" colleges. Eleven colleges in
North Carolina come up to the re
quirements of which Guilford is one.
The adoption of these principles
will make some changes in the ad
mission of students to Guilford. Stud
ents can no longer be admited to the
freshman class without examination,
unless they are graduates of accredit
ed high schools. This will necessitate
the holding of examinations before
the school opening.
The principles adopted are those
proposed by a committee apointed by
the National Convention of standard
izing agencies. The committee on in
structions in higher learning of the
Bureau of Education at Washington
is a member of the committee that
prepared these principles .
The adoption of the principles was
the most important work of the Con
ference. It was left with the state
department of public instruction to
determine whether or not a college
comes up to the regulations. The state
department and all institutions be
longing to the Conference will give
credit to a student who has done satis
factory work in any college which be
longs to the Conference.
The conference also passed regu
lations concerning the kinds of high
schools which may be on the accredit-
Ed list. These rules however cores
pond to the requirements of the
state department of public instruc-
All members of the Conference
were much pleaded at the work
accomplished at the meet'ng. Some
declared that the adoption of princi
ples for accrediting colleges is the
most important movement for h'gher
education that has fce ; n made in the
state? for many years.
Pres. Howard E. Rondthaler of
Salem College succeeds Pres. Ray
mond Binford as president of the
Report of Committee on College
Standards, Greensboro, N. C., Nov. 5,
Principles for accrediting colleges.
The term "college'" as used be
low is understood to designate all
institutions of higher education'which
grant non-professional bachelor's
degrees. The Committee recomends
that the following principles and
standards be observed in accrediting
1. The requirements for admision
should be the satisfactory completion
of a four-year course in a secondary!
school approved by a recognized
accrediting agency, or the equivalent
of such a course. The major portion
of the secondary school course ac
cepted for admission should be de
finitely correlated with the curri
culum tQ which the student is ad
2. A college should demand for
graduation the completion of a
minimum quantitative requirement
of 120 semester hours of credit (or
the equivalent in term hours, quarter
hours, points, majors, or courses),
with further scholastic qualitative
requirements adapted by each in
stitution to its conditions.
Note 1. Two semesters should con
stitute a college year of not less than
thirty-four weeks exclusive of holi
Note 2. The recitation hour should
be sixty minutes gross, or not less
than fifty minutes of actual teaching.
Note 3. The size of the faculty
should bear a definite relation to the
type of institution, the number of
students and the number of courses
For a college of approximately 100
students : n a single curriculum the
faculty should consist of at least 8
heads of departments devoting full
time to college work. With the
growth of the student body the num
ber cf full time teachers should be cor
respondingly increased. The develop
ment of varied curricula should
involve the addition of further heads
The training of the members of
the faculty of professorial rank'
should include at least two years of
study in their respective fields of
teaching in a recognized graduate
school, or a correponding profession
al or technical training of the head of
able that he training of the head of
a department should be equivalent to
that required for a Doctor's degree,
or should repiesent a corresponding
professional or technical training. A
college should be judged in large
part by the ratio which the number
of persons of professorial rank with
sound training, scholarly achievement
and successful experience as teachers
bears to the total number of the
Teaching schedules exceeding 16
hours per week per instructor, or
classes (exclusive of lectures) of
more than thirty students should be
interpreted as endangering education
Note 1. One year of training above
the Bachelor's degree will be accept
ed until 1923.
Note 2. Instructors having entire
charge of a course should show one
year of training in his particular
field above the Bachelor"? degree.
Note 4. The Minimum annual oper-
ating income for an accredited college
should he $50,000, of which not less
than $25,000 should be derived from
stable scorces, other than students,
preferably from permanent endow
ments. Increase in faculty, student
body and scope of instruction should
be accompanied by increase in endow
ment. The financial status of each
college should be judged in relation
to its educational program.
Note Until 1924 $40,000 income
and $15,000 from stable sources will
5. The material equipment and
upkeep of a college, its buildings,
lands, laboratories, apparatus and
libraries should also be judged by
their efficiency in relation to its
A college should have a live well
distributed professionally administer
ed library of at least 8,000 volumes,
exclusive of public documents, bear
ing specifically upon the .subjects
taught and with a definite annual
appropriation for the purchase of
Note 1. 6,000 volumes until 1924
will be accepted.
6. A college should not maintain
a preparatory school as part of its
college organization. If such a school
is maintained under the colleg char
ter it should be kept rigidly distinct
and separate from the college in stu
dents. faculty and buildings.
Note 1: Omit the phrase "and
buildings," until 192:4.
7. In determining the standing of
a college emphasis should be placed
upon the character of the curriculum,
the efficiency of instruction, the
standard for regular degrees, the
conservatism in granting honorary
degrees, tbe tone of the institution
and its success in stimulating the
preparing students to do satisfactory
work in recognized gradsate, pro
fessional or research institutions.
8. No college should be accredited
until it has been inspected and re
ported upon by an agent regularly
appointed by the accrediting organ
W. P. Few, Chairman
C. E. Brewer
A. E. Cook
C. G. Vardell
GUILFORD COLLEGE. N. C. March 15, 1922.
BALL SEASON CLOSED
\V : ns Five College Games and Loses
Guilford closed her basketball
season with the termination of the
of the Virginia trip. The season in
many respects has been a successful
one. While the team did not win a
majority of the games played, yet a
comparison of that score with that
made by its opponents will show a
very insignificant difference in the
strength of Guilford's team and those
who competed with it. A total of 476
points was scored by Guilford while
her opponents scored only 496 a
margin of but twenty points.
Sixteen Varsity games were played
this season. Of those, six were won
and ten were lost. Eleven games
were played with other colleges, and
five of the six games won were
college games. The two games with
Y. M. C. A. teams were lost by small
margins. Three Athletic clubs were
played, and one of these was won.
Of the college teams who were
played, Guilford has defeated Elon,
N. C. State, Davidson, Lynchburg -and
Randolph-Macon. She has been de
feated by Elon, State, Trinity, Wake
Forest, (twice) and the University of
While the records show that the
team has not ben pre-enimently suc
cessful in the matter of running
games yet each member has played
the game in a creditable manner. Not
only have they played hard but al
ways with the best of spirit.
Of the individual players, Captain
J. G. Frazier stands out most prom-
inertly. Frazier ha? now rounded out
hree years of college basketball and
has long: been recognized as one of
the best men in the game in the state,
This year, he was picked as a member
of the Mythical All-State team. He
has played a winning guard this
season, and his floor work and
accurate shooting have been import
ant factors in every victory of the
Guilford team. Incidentally he played
in every minute of every game.
Another member of the team whose
work is becoming prominent is Jack
Frazier. Small of statue, "Shorty"
is known as the midget of the team,
but what he lacks in size is more
than offset by his speed and good
shooting. He has played forward all
of this season and is a second year
J. C. Newlin who is playing his
seocnd year as a letter man has
also been a valuable man. He has
not only passed well but has come in
for his part in the shooting game.
He has worked at both center and
gu?rd this season.
G. Mcßane, another member of
the team, is also playing his second
and Isst year as a letter man. Mac
plays guard exclusively, seldom takes
a shot but measures up well with the
best in keeping his opponents from
Lindley. another second year man.
has played a good game this year,
having registered a goodly number
of goals from the court. He plays
Mackie has played a consistent
game at center and guard, and is
this year winning his first letter.
Ferrell, a new man, has shown up
weH in several games and should,
with this year's experience, make a
valuable varsity man next year.
The men of the second team who
have borne the brunt of the work
in putting the varsity into shape are:
Payne, Crews, Conner, Tate, A. Bind
ley and Babe Shore. These men de
serve honrable mention for their ser
vices to this phase of athletics.
The outlook fcft- next year is en
couraging. Only two men, Newlin
and Mcßane will be lost by gradua
tion. All of the others are expected I
to be back and with the material
which will go up from this year's
second team, and with the addition i
of some prospective high school stars, J
(Continued on page 4)
Special Program Features Biennial
To the Websterians the biggest
event of the year took place last
Friday evening, March 10.
Every old Web knew what royal
entertainers the Phils were and the
new men had heard much of the
fame of these gracious hostesses, yet
the reception accorded them surpas
sed the wildest dreams of the boys,
whether old or new.
No news could have been more
welcome to the Websterians than
the invitation to be the honored
guests of these accomplished ladies,
composing a society for which there
is a warm place in the heart of every
Web. Excitement ran high among
the Webs for a week and reached
its height when they were met by
the Philomathean marshal and es
corted into the private hall of the
Phils, beatifull.v decorated and lighted
for the occasion, where a delight
ful program ensued.
First came a duet. "Lovely Night"
by Misses Hope Motley and Pearl
Perry. This was sung with sur
passing sweetness and was a fit in
troduction to the inspiring program
The second number was a debate,
"Resolved, that the need of better
| schools in North Carolina, is more
1 imperative than the need of better
1 roads." Ably advancing the affirma
tive. M'sses Ruth Outland and Sallie
Wilkins succeeded in convincing the
judges that better schools is the
present most pressing need. Their
opponents, Misses Ruth Reynolds and
Helen Robertson, showed no less
thorough preparation and knowledge
snd skill in the forensic art. The
debate could hardly have been better.
Miss Clara Henley then sang "The
Fountain" in a manner which de
lighted her hearers and upheld her
The fourth number, "From Pine
Burr to Pine'', by Miss Paneoast,
was an historical resume, showing the
wonderful progress which North Car
olina h?s made in the past.
Fifth came a reading, by Miss
Ethel Watkins, of tn original paper,
entitled "The Carolina." Much
of this number was humorous and
the witty joke upon various society
members created much amusement.
Miss Lloyd Merrimon concluded the
program by an inspiring instrumental
The general theme of the enttire
program was "The Old North State",
and the artistic program foldeis pre
sented to each person present were
made in the exact shape of the out
lines of our state upon the map.
The regular order of business of
the Phil Society was carried out and
under head of miscellaneous business
responses were made to the warm
welcome speech of President Edna
Raiford by Messrs W. L. Rudd,
Samuel Harris, Hersal Macon and
The critic's report, by Miss Esther
White, was followed by adjornment
and the happy visitors had an oppor
tunity to express personal appreciat
ion in an informal manner to certain
of their kind entertainers.
The social part of the evening
followed; all reserve was cast aside
and the gay groups enjoyed them
Delicious refreshments, were served
in three bountiful courses.
MISS SEGSWORTH SPEAKS
Thursday morning Miss Segs
worth spoke to the students concern
ing the Student Volunteer Mevement.
She attended the conference at North
Carolina College. For the benefit of
those who did not go, she gave a
brief sui'vey of the work of the
conference. She put this question be
fore us to consider, "What is my
mission in life?" "What is it that
God would have me to do?"
TRAINING BEGINS AI
Manager MeGee Announces Schedule.
Babe Shore Elected Captain.
With the arrival of March base
ball has become the center of ath
letic interest at Guilford. Each after
noon Coach Doak and his husky squad
of baseball players may be seen on
Hobb's athletic field preparing for
the battles of the approaching
Manager McGee with the aid of
the baseball sauad and others of the
student body, has cleaned the gras:*
off the diamond and with a littla
packing down it will be in tip top
sh a pe.
Although practice has been held
un somewhat by the rainy weather
of the last few days, with several
more days to practice before the
game with Mars Hill. March 25, the
team should be able to give a good
account of itself.
About thirty men have reported
j thus far and are practicing regularly.
All but three of last year's team are
back and ready to battle for Guil
ford on the diamond.
In Herman Shore, who is not back,
\ Guilford lost her only southpaw and
one of her most dependable pitchers.
Captain "Jim" Newlin. who held down
the hot corner last season, graduated
last year. His good stick work will
be m'ssed in the Quaker line-up
this season. Chalmers Stout, another
, infielder, did not return this year.
"Babe"' Shore has been elected to
pilot the team of 1922. "Babe", a
brother of the renouned Ervie Shore
of world series fame, is the logical
man for captain and should be able
to put Guilford back into her place
in the baseball world.
With most of last year's team
back Guilforrl should be well repre
sented in the national pastime. Of
list year's pitching- staff Captain
"Babe' Shore. Everette Mcßane and
Clyde Shore are back in uniform
erettine- ready to hurl them across.
Tom English and : George FerreJU,
two new men, are also can
d'dates for places on the pitching:
this season. Hayw-orth, who did
fine work as catcher last year, and
Kinney will be on the receiving end
of the battery. J. G. Frazier, J. W.
Frazier, Winn, and Marvin Shore
Pre the infielders who are back. Cur
tis Newl'n and "Goat"' Cumming-a,
two of last year's varsity, will ft!
places in the outfield.
There is a likely looking bunch *of
new material to pick from to fill up
the gaps in the squad. Of last year's
substitutes and the new material Tate,
Macon. Vaughn, Smith. Merrimon, N.
English, Reynolds, Kendall and Lane
are showing up well.
Manager McGee has arranged "i
good schedule, which includes garr.e ■
with many strong teams in Ntrth
Carolina and Verginia.
The schedule as arranged at pre
sent is as follows:
March 25th, Mars Hill College, a>;
High Point. March 2Pth, Baltimore
Orioles, at Winston-Sa'em April Ist,
Lenoir College, at Gui'ford. April
4th, Wake Forest, at Guilford. April
6th. Lynchburg: College, at Guilford.
April 7th. N. C. State, at High Point.
April 13th, Trinity College, at Dur
ham. April 14th, N. C. State, at
State College, April 15th, Wake
Forest, at Wake Forest College.
April 17th, Elon (Easter Monday),
at Greensboro. April 19th. V. P. I.
at Greensboro. April 24th,
Sidney, at Hampden-Sidney, Va.
April 25th. Lynchburg Elks, at Lynch
burg. Va. (Pending) April 26th,
Hioanoke College, at Salem, Va. At
ril 27th, V. P. I. at Blacksburg, Va.
April 28th, V. P. L at Blacksburg, Va.
April 29th, V. M. I. at Lexington. Va.
May 2nd, University of N. C. at